As a native Singaporean Malay, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ did nothing for me (and that’s okay)

[Spoilers ahead, obviously] OPINION — If you came here looking for a review of Crazy Rich Asians, here it is: It’s a well-paced, visually stunning Hollywood rom-com that’s easy to enjoy, thanks to genuinely charming performances delivered by its cast, who happen to be of (east) Asian descent. But if you’re entering theaters expecting the ...

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We all need to stop using the terms ‘maid’ and ‘helper’ | Opinion

We all need to stop using the terms ‘maid’ and ‘helper’ | Opinion

This op-ed was first published on our sister site Coconuts Jakarta   All of us — governments, employers, the media and each of us, as individuals — need to stop using...

There’s a rising tide of voices wanting musical instruments to be reinstated for Thaipusam

There’s a rising tide of voices wanting musical instruments to be reinstated for Thaipusam

The viral encounter between a group of Hindu devotees and the authorities during the recent Thaipusam procession has certainly ruffled some feathers. Not so much about the...

NS50 celebrates 50 years of National Service, but conveniently forgets its past discrimination against Malays

NS50 celebrates 50 years of National Service, but conveniently forgets its past discrimination against Malays

OPINION — Despite all our gripes and grouches about National Service (and its yearly reservist call-ups) it’s widely regarded as A Good Thing for a variety of...

No one really wins at Geylang Serai Bazaar, where stall rentals have soared to sky-high levels of $17k

No one really wins at Geylang Serai Bazaar, where stall rentals have soared to sky-high levels of $17k

Argue all you want about the merits of rainbow-coloured snacks, but you can’t deny that the legion of trendy, Instagram-ready food and beverage vendors aren’t good news for...

The freeloaders’ guide to condo-crashing in Singapore

The freeloaders’ guide to condo-crashing in Singapore

Editor’s Note: This is a satirical opinion piece that is not meant to be taken seriously. The most heinous social injustice in Singapore, give or take a bit of modern day...

Ah Boys to Men 4’s alleged racism, and the issue with Singapore’s prevailing love for lowbrow humour

Ah Boys to Men 4’s alleged racism, and the issue with Singapore’s prevailing love for lowbrow humour

OPINION — It’s 2017, and racial representation in Singapore has made some progress — but not as much as one might hope or expect, as an actor’s anecdote from a recent...

A Tale of Pirate Taxis: Why government regulations won’t help enterprising companies innovate

A Tale of Pirate Taxis: Why government regulations won’t help enterprising companies innovate

This article was first published on Libertarian Society Singapore Story by Davin Chee   Here’s something that you might’ve missed if you haven’t been...

Don’t just blame local influencers and bloggers for their shitty writing, blame their enablers too

Don’t just blame local influencers and bloggers for their shitty writing, blame their enablers too

Brands, companies and marketing execs here really should start being more discerning when choosing publications to reach out to. 

The next presidential election is only for Malay candidates and that feels weird to me, as a Malay

The next presidential election is only for Malay candidates and that feels weird to me, as a Malay

Thanks and everything big G, but you really didn't have to mollycoddle a whole community to ensure 'fair representation'.


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